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Korean firm's $22B investment will mean new US jobs, WH says

Jul. 26, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea's SK Group on Tuesday announced plans to invest $22 billion in the United States on industries including semiconductors, green energy and bioscience, which the White House said will create tens of thousands of domestic jobs while helping ease global supply chain...

Idaho nuclear waste treatment plant making progress

Jul. 15, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A nuclear waste treatment plant in eastern Idaho designed to treat 900,000 gallons (3.4 million liters) of sodium-bearing, radioactive waste that has had numerous setbacks appears to be making progress, officials said. The U.S. Department of Energy this week...

Coroner: Missing S. Carolina man fell into plastic shredder

Jul. 07, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Dried blood found at a recycling plant is that of a 20-year-old who was reported missing there two months ago, a South Carolina coroner said. Duncan Alexander Burrell Gordon, of Greer, was reported missing in early May from the recycling plant where his...

Wisconsin lawmakers sign off on 9 pollution settlements

May. 31, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers signed off Tuesday on $378,000 in settlements of nine pollution lawsuits. The settlement payments to the state approved by the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee range from $5,000 to $160,000 and involve lawsuits against cities, small and...

Kaul to ask Republicans to OK nine environmental settlements

May. 26, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul is preparing to ask Republican lawmakers next week to sign off on nearly $400,000 in settlements to resolve multiple pollution cases. GOP legislators passed a law in 2018 just before Kaul took office that requires the...

Environmentalists meet in South Africa to stem plastic waste

May. 24, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Environmental activists are meeting in South Africa this week to press governments and businesses to reduce the production of plastic because it is harming the continent’s environment. The conference, “Towards Zero Plastics to the Seas of Africa,” being...

4-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant now under control

May. 22, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Crews battled a four-alarm fire at a Phoenix recycling plant for several Sunday before it was brought under control. Phoenix Fire Department officials said they were called to the scene around 5:45 a.m. Video from Phoenix TV stations at the scene...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 12, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

New York Post. May 9, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Hochul’s ‘no message’ agenda is really about her “I have no message,” Gov. Kathy Hochul told ABC 7’s Bill Ritter about rumors that her disgraced predecessor Andrew Cuomo could play spoiler in this year’s...

Battery-powered Greek island bets on green future

May. 11, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

TILOS, Greece (AP) — When deciding where to test green tech, Greek policymakers picked the remotest point on the map: tiny Tilos. Providing electricity and basic services, and even access by ferry, are all a challenge for this island of just 500 year-round inhabitants. Its most...

Novelis to build $2.5B aluminum plant near Alabama coast

May. 11, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-based company said Wednesday it plans to build a $2.5 billion aluminum plant near the Gulf Coast in southwest Alabama, where it will mainly produce metal for drink cans. Novelis Inc. said the recycling and rolling plant in Bay Minette, Alabama, will use...